Judge orders Oscar Pistorius to undergo psychiatric evaluation

The judge in the murder trial of South African Olympian Oscar Pistorius on Wednesday ordered the athlete to undergo a comprehensive mental health assessment by a panel of psychiatrists, after an allegation he suffered from an anxiety disorder.

Pistorius stood as Judge Thokozile Masipa handed down her ruling. The judge said the court had no choice but to refer him for evaluation after psychiatrist Merryll Vorster testified that the athlete had "generalized anxiety disorder" that may have affected his actions the night he shot and killed his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp.

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